Crime

Bountiful polygamous leader decides to appeal tax decision

Winston Blackmore . . . appeals decision

Winston Blackmore, the leader of the polygamous community near Creston, has decided to appeal a court decision that he did not fully report his income by $1.8 Million.

Documents filed in the Federal Court of Appeal by the Blackmore camp said the judge during the trial didn’t properly interpret a section of the income Tax Act that relates to filing taxes as a congregation.

Police respond to complaint of dinosaur blocking traffic in Castlegar

Not snow: Evidence of carnage remains today after a dinosaur lost its stuffing in the RCMP parking lot Sept. 30.

In what could arguably be called an unusual set of circumstances, police responded to a complaint yesterday of a dinosaur blocking traffic on Kinnaird Bridge in Castlegar.

According to RCMP Cpl. Debbie Postnikoff, police responded at about 2:45 p.m. and found a “massive”, roughly-four-foot stuffed dinosaur that was, indeed, presenting a possible traffic hazard.

“Because of the rain, it was in pretty rough shape, so the officer removed it to his car,” she said. “It was disposed of locally.”

Dog scare hits City of Kelowna

Dog scare hits City of Kelowna

There is a dog scare going around the City of Kelowna.

City staff has put up signs warning the public around about food items being left in the dog parks possibly laced with antifreeze.

The warnings come after a flurry of social media reports that someone left buns, doughnuts and Timbits laced with the chemical mix.

Kelowna RCMP confirm one person has filed a complaint about the smell of antifreeze at a dog park, but officers did not find anything suspicious.R

RCMP said owners should keep an eye on their pets if visiting a dog park.

Vandals paint ball historic pictographs near Heritage City

Vandals paint ball historic pictographs near Heritage City

Nelson RCMP is asking for public assistance in finding the culprits responsible for vandalizing historic pictographs west of the Heritage City on the south shore of the West Arm of Kootenay Lake last week.

RCMP believed the vandalism happened sometime between June and September 25.

The vandals shot paint balls at some of these historic pictographs located on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake. 

Mike & Vicki — 'A safe place to make a bad choice'

Mike and Vicki Project is an innovative and interactive resource designed to stimulate conversation about the choices that youth have when facing drug and alcohol use.

A collaborative drug awareness effort between the Penticton South Okanagan Similkameen Regional RCMP Detachment, Interior Health Mental Health and Substance Use and Mind Festival Learning, is set for its official launch.

The Mike and Vicki Project is an innovative and interactive resource designed to stimulate conversation about the choices that youth have when facing drug and alcohol use.

Student very lucky after falling from fourth floor walkway at Selkirk College Tenth Street Campus residence

A student fell from the fourth floor walkway of the Tenth Street Campus residence to rocks below Saturday evening.

A student is very lucky not to have suffered serious injury after falling from the fourth floor walkway at the dorms to rocks below Saturday evening.

Nelson Police dispatchers received several 9-1-1 calls at 8:20 p.m. from Selkirk College 10th Street Campus residence of a student needing ambulance assistance after a fall from the fourth floor walkway.

BC Ambulance, Nelson Fire Rescue and Nelson Police attended the scene and located the 22-year-old male. 

Kelowna man convicted of killing Nelsonite appeals for new trial

 The man accused of Jennifer Cusworth's death, Neil Snelson (left), has appealed for a new trial.

A 20-year-old cold case of a former Nelson resident may be heading back to trial.

CBC reported Wednesday the Kelowna man convicted of killing Nelson's Jennifer Cusworth, Neil George Snelson, has appealed to B.C. Court for a new trial.

Snelson was convicted of killing Cusworth in 2011 and handed a 15-year sentence.

Motorhome rollover in Blewett; radios stolen from Nordic Ski Club

Motorhome rollover in Blewett; radios stolen from Nordic Ski Club

Sunday afternoon Nelson RCMP was called to deal with a motor home roll over on Blewett Road west of Nelson.

The call came in at 1:48 p.m. that a large white Ford motor home rolled down the embankment near Carlson Road.

The recreation vehicle was heading east on Blewett road when it was forced to the shoulder by a west-bound vehicle that cross over the center line possibly contributing to the motor home going over the edge from the soft shoulder.

No one was injured in the accident.

Nelson Police deal with another suspected jumper at Big Orange Bridge

The Big Orange Bridge was the scene of another jumper Saturday.

Quick actions by a Nelson Police officers may have saved a 26-year-old woman from serious injury during a potential suicide attempt Saturday at the Big Orange Bridge in Nelson.

This is the third time in the past few months Nelson Police have dealt with a possible jumper at the Big Orange Bridge.

The incident began when police dispatchers received a call Saturday (September 14) from Nelson Mental Health regarding a client leaving a Following a search by both Nelson Mental Health workers and police the client was located mid-span on the orange bridge.

Thrums accident thought to be alcohol related

Thrums accident thought to be alcohol related
A crash that saw a vehicle roll down a ditch near Thrums last night appears to be alcohol related, according to Castlegar RCMP Cpl. Dan Pollock.
 
"On Sept. 12 at around 6:45 p.m., a member of the public observed a vehicle driving erratically and then going off road into the ditch on Highway 3A about four kilometers north east of Castlegar," Pollock said.
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